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Autumn Lore and International Bat Week

By Danielle O'Dell | October 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Autumn Lore and International Bat Week

Autumn Lore by Kathleen Jenks As autumn returns to earth’s northern hemisphere, and day and night are briefly, but perfectly, balanced at the equinox, may we remember anew how fragile…

There’s a New Banding Station in Town!

By Neil Foley | October 14, 2021 | Comments Off on There’s a New Banding Station in Town!

Nantucket Conservation Foundation has begun a new and exciting project. We have created and opened our own bird banding station! There are many bird banding stations all over the world,…

Going Wild in Our Landscape: Season 2

By Kelly A. Omand | September 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Going Wild in Our Landscape: Season 2

Last November I reported on the beginning stages of a big “Landscaping Makeover” at the NCF office at 118 Cliff Road. This long-awaited renovation allowed us to incorporate areas with…

It’s Harvest Time!

By Karen C. Beattie | September 17, 2021 | Comments Off on It’s Harvest Time!

Although the calendar says that we still have a few days of summer left, fall is definitely in the air. The days are shorter, the nights are cooler, the humidity…

Madequecham Valley Wetland Biodiversity

By Danielle O'Dell | September 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Madequecham Valley Wetland Biodiversity

In 2013, NCF’s Science and Stewardship Department started down the road of a wetland restoration project in Madequecham Valley that at the time seemed incredibly daunting. We idealistically set out…

Exploring Climate Change On Nantucket Island

By Jen Karberg | August 27, 2021 | Comments Off on Exploring Climate Change On Nantucket Island

By Dr. Jen Karberg, Research Program Supervisor This summer saw the release of the the first section of the IPCC’s (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) sixth comprehensive assessment. The assessment…

2021 Shorebird Season Update

By Neil Foley | August 11, 2021 | Comments Off on 2021 Shorebird Season Update

From the 2021 preliminary data for Nantucket which includes Tuckernuck and Muskeget Islands, there was a total of 73 breeding pairs of Piping Plovers. In 2020, we counted a total…

NCF Annual Meeting Featuring Northern long-eared bat Research – Thursday August 5th at 5pm

By Danielle O'Dell | July 29, 2021 | Comments Off on NCF Annual Meeting Featuring Northern long-eared bat Research – Thursday August 5th at 5pm

The Nantucket Conservation Foundation will be hosting its 57th Annual Meeting of Membership on Thursday, August 5th at 5 pm at the Nantucket Hotel on Easton Street. We are pleased…

The Science of Pond Management

By Karen C. Beattie | July 19, 2021 | Comments Off on The Science of Pond Management

It’s mid-July on Nantucket, and a number of harmful algae blooms (or HABs) have already been documented within the island’s freshwater ponds. In past years, this phenomenon has occurred later…

A Safe & Fun 4th of July on Coatue

By Neil Foley | July 1, 2021 | Comments Off on A Safe & Fun 4th of July on Coatue

Here’s your friendly annual reminder before the 4th of July this weekend. The weather doesn’t look superb, but our threatened shorebirds on Coatue are still in need of protection, space,…